Gagosian Gallery in New York has the good idea to exhibit, until October 29, 2016 the latest work of Georg Baselitz, a leading figure in contemporary art.

German artist born in 1938, Georg Baselitz is a radical painter that scandalized his peers on his first solo exhibition in 1963 at the Werner gallery in Berlin. In 1969 he decided to overturn the painted object giving priority to the visual aspect of his painting rather than to the subject.

Over forty years later, Jumping Over My Shadow exhibition at Gagosian presents a recent series of works still subverting the painted subject (here human silhouettes). The colors are strong, the touch highly visible, large scale canvas in tune with the work of Georg Baselitz despite changes such as the use of atmospheric effects that disrupts the viewer’s perception and leaves a gloomy athmospher.

Are shown as well charred wood scupltures whose presence, impressive and primary in their aspects, to reassure the viewer with their materiality, softening a little bit an otherwise dark exhibition.

Visuals © RL

Georg Baselitz, Jumping Over My Shadow
09.22.2016 > 10.29.2016

Gagosian Gallery
522 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm